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Wed Oct 10, 2012, 05:59 PM

Plouffe calls concerned Democrats "bed-wetters"???

Last edited Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:40 PM - Edit history (2)

I am not panicked but I am certainly concerned WRT the President's performance in the first debate. That DOES NOT make me a "bed-wetter". I fully expect President Obama to turn the tables on Mittens in rounds 2 & 3, but calling concerned Democrats names does little to firm up support or inspire.












http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/83a47852-12fd-11e2-bca6-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Fworld_us%2Ffeed%2F%2Fproduct#axzz28tAGhlGb

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Reply Plouffe calls concerned Democrats "bed-wetters"??? (Original post)
Yurovsky Oct 2012 OP
bigdarryl Oct 2012 #1
treestar Oct 2012 #16
Doctor Jack Oct 2012 #2
Yurovsky Oct 2012 #5
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2012 #20
Tcbys Oct 2012 #3
valerief Oct 2012 #4
KelleyD Oct 2012 #6
WI_DEM Oct 2012 #7
KelleyD Oct 2012 #8
Yurovsky Oct 2012 #11
JI7 Oct 2012 #9
KelleyD Oct 2012 #10
TroyD Oct 2012 #12
cliffordu Oct 2012 #13
VirginiaTarheel Oct 2012 #14
frazzled Oct 2012 #15
WeekendWarrior Oct 2012 #17
budkin Oct 2012 #18
polichick Oct 2012 #19
Arkana Oct 2012 #21
FSogol Oct 2012 #22

Response to Yurovsky (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:00 PM

1. OH nice going asshole what a way to PISS OFF your base

 

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 07:53 PM

16. So they can dish out criticism but not take it?

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Response to Yurovsky (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:01 PM

2. Doesn't that quote come from 2008?

Maybe he said it again but he has been saying it for a long time. Not sure why it is pissing everyone off now.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:04 PM

5. It's not helpful, plus the only "bed-wetters" I know of...

are all the right-wing bible-thumpers who are afraid of people they don't know marrying other people they don't know, who just happen to be the same gender.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:40 AM

20. Yes, it's from 2008

In 2008, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe famously told his staff to ignore the pundits and cable channels, believing that the kind of bluster and fluff that animates them is not the same thing voters were seeking.

He also spoke often of having to calm the "bedwetters"—his term for supporters and others who freaked out whenever disconcerting, but ultimately inconsequential, developments arose.

Right after the first debate of 2012 had ended, Plouffe, now a senior adviser, offered a variation on that, saying the Obama campaign doesn't "believe in decisive moments."

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/10/6537778/obama-lost-every-pundit-agrees-so-now-what


The FT article doesn't say he's said it this year, just a generic:

Just as Mr Romney was forced to quell panic in Republican ranks before the debate, now it is Mr Obama’s turn.

David Plouffe, a senior presidential adviser, blames such periodic outbreaks of panic on the “bed-wetters” in the Democratic party.


But DUers couldn't get all outraged with a DU thread titled "Plouffe doesn't believe in decisive moments", so the 4 year old quote gets the play.

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Response to Yurovsky (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:02 PM

3. Thats not very nice I was a Bed wetter when I was young.

 

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Response to Yurovsky (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:03 PM

4. How Rahmian. nt

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Response to Yurovsky (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:05 PM

6. Stop it now!

I don't know when this was said but just stop it now! This does us no good to turn against our own. Focus...Forward.

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Response to Yurovsky (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:09 PM

7. I wonder if he's reading DU? since it's a common name used around here for a week

about people who keep harping on the debate which is a week ago and not moving ahead.

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Response to Yurovsky (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:09 PM

8. Link has nothing.

This link has NOTHING! What are you talking about what Plouffe said? Are you trying to stir up something>

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Response to KelleyD (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:43 PM

11. I edited it once...

the ads that DU loads into posts sometimes cuts links addresses in half. You can search Financial Times for "Obama Campaign Trys To Quell Panic", the Plouffe quote is in the 3rd paragraph IIRC,

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Response to Yurovsky (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:11 PM

9. isn't it accurate when it comes to people like Ed Schultz,Matthews, Andrew Sullivan

i know Sullivan doesn't count as a Dem, but among supporters who reacted a certain way.

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Response to Yurovsky (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:20 PM

10. I agree withprevious poster.

Time is of the essence ! We have got to regroup and stop whining. We have a terrific Pres and we have got to stop eating our own. I did not see our Pres doing as bad as some Pundits did. They want a horse race. Let's get our shit together and attack Rmoney instead of our own.

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Response to Yurovsky (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:59 PM

12. Plouffe has always been a bit of prat

And this is not appropriate language coming from someone who works for the President.

He just keep quiet until after the election and focus on helping Obama more than he did last week.

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Response to Yurovsky (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 07:03 PM

13. Fucking Obama's people can't stop offending

the panic peeps.

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Response to Yurovsky (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 07:10 PM

14. So he gets tough with Obama supporters and tells Obama to go soft on Romney at debates?

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Response to Yurovsky (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 07:18 PM

15. Oh, what? You can dish it out but you can't take it?

This kind of makes me laugh. Thousands of posts here the last week dishing out complaints, fears, advice ... with plenty of foul language and insults being flung.
But heaven forfend someone (in charge) should tell you to chill. Oh my, Miss Mergatroyd, pass me the smelling salts!

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Response to Yurovsky (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 07:55 PM

17. Bed Wetters seems appropriate to me

I can't believe how much people are freaking out over this nonsense. You act as if you've never been through an election before. The numbers go up and down. They tighten as you get closer to election day. ALWAYS happens.

Quit pissing the bed and relax. Obama's a lock.

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Response to Yurovsky (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 07:58 PM

18. He's just butthurt because Obama took his advice to be a wuss

Plouffe can eat sh*t.

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Response to Yurovsky (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:32 PM

19. So Plouffe tells the Prez to be polite to Rmoney while debating...

...but it's okay to trash the base.

Fuck off Plouffe - on both counts!!

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Response to Yurovsky (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:46 AM

21. Getting pissed over a quote from 2008?

Come on. Really?

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Response to Yurovsky (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 08:09 AM

22. Unrec. Quote is from 2008 and taken out of context. Trying to stir up anti-Obama hatred

right before the election?

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